22 May 2007

Solomon Islands communities may be sent further supplies

6:20 am on 22 May 2007

Further supplies may be sent to Solomon Islands communities which have complained that they're not receiving enough assistance nearly two months after the tsunami and earthquake.

The general secretary of the Red Cross in Solomon Islands, Charles Kelly, says they've exhausted all their supplies in Gizo but still have relief goods in Honiara that can be sent if needed.

He says people in Vella, Ranongga and some in Gizo, are calling for further assistance.

Mr Kelly says the National Disaster Mangement office, or NDMO, allocated different agencies to cover specific islands or areas to cover but the Red Cross will review the situation and see if they can help.

"The NDMO co-ordination is still there and also the provincial co-ordination is still there but for Red Cross, we always do our work independently and that's no barrier for us to revisit the areas that are raising complaints, as long as we don't bump into another agency which is already addressing and working in that area."

Charles Kelly.